Fonds ID4777 - Saint John General Hospital time capsule removal project

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Saint John General Hospital time capsule removal project

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  • 1995 (Creation)
    Saint John General Hospital time capsule removal project

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2 cm of textual records

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Harold E. Wright is an historian who has written several books on topics related to Saint John, New Brunswick. He was the former host of the provincial heritage program "Reflections" on CHSJ-TV and compiler of the weekly 'Historic Saint John' series in the "Evening Times Globe". He has gathered thousands of pictures from the private collections of Saint John residents.

Harold Wright requested that the 1930 cornerstone and time capsule of the General Public Hospital, Saint John, New Brunswick, be removed in 1995 before the building was torn down. When, in October, he and other volunteers went to recover the capsule it was found missing. They recovered the cornerstone and another small wooden box and the time capsule from the 1957 cornerstone. The time capsule was found by the RCMP and was given to the New Brunswick Museum. The 1930 cornerstone and the 1957 time capsule are also in the possession of the museum.

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The fonds consists of a binder outlining the events in 1995 of the removal of the 1930 cornerstone and 1957 time capsule. Photocopies of 1930 documents related to the hospital and pictures of the excavation are included

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Acquired from Harold E. Wright 1995


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General Public Hospital Time Capsule collection (ID4776) is also in the New Brunwick Museum

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One binder

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